John Elway: Starting QB decision “under review”

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Broncos coach Vance Joseph did nothing to quell suspicion that he was thinking about a quarterback change last night, when he refused to commit to Trevor Siemian hanging onto the job after a three-interception game.

Now, Joseph’s boss is also leaving the door open for someone else to start next week.

Joseph and executive John Elway appeared on KDSP AM this afternoon, and neither one of them was ready to reveal the particulars.

Via Lindsay Jones of USA Today, Elway said the decision was “under review,” and that he would not stand in the way of Joseph making a change.

Asked if he’d be comfortable with Brock Osweiler taking over, Elway replied: “If a decision is made to go that direction, I think we would be fine.”

“The last thing you want to do is make any quick decisions.” Elway said, noting that they’d be meeting later today about the call.

One guy who won’t be starting is former first-rounder Paxton Lynch. Joseph said that because he’s had such a short time practicing in his comeback from his shoulder injury, that he wasn’t a candidate, meaning it’s either stick with Siemian or go with Osweiler.

But he also didn’t make it sound too likely it would be Siemian, calling the interceptions last night  “horrific decisions.”

“Those three balls he threw, he just can’t throw,” Joseph said.

With all that to work with, it’s not much of a reason to think that the Broncos are figuring out when, not if, to make the switch.

10 responses to “John Elway: Starting QB decision “under review”

  1. I thought Trevor Siemian looked like Brett Favre last night. The Favre that threw across his body into the middle of the field while he was rolling to the right in the 2009 NFC championship game. Same result, too.

  2. Coming back from an injury is a convenient excuse for why Lynch won’t play, but the truth is he’s looking like a bust.

  3. First, Wentz, then Watson and now possibly this. Good god, if Osweiler suddenly turns into a superstar and leads the Broncos into the playoff, the city of Cleveland will have to be put on suicide watch.

  4. Osweiler is a good QB. A proven NFL winner. Paxton Lynch is a young stud. On par with Carson Wentz. Chad Kelly has the look of a decent NFL QB. Someone you could win with, but more of a good backup. Siemian is the same as Kelly. So if Lynch isn’t ready, go with Osweiler.

  5. Broncos fans have been stating:

    In Elway we Trust…

    How is that working out for you?!? And remember Elway got lucky b/c he wanted to Pay
    Osweiler $15MM per year, and the Texans bailed him out otherwise Denver would have the
    same cast of QB characters and several less talented players on the roster b/c of the $15MM being spent on Osweiler

    this is so funny to watch play out. Maybe they will be best served by having horse smile Elway out there playing QB

  6. Bottom feeder team in the league. They’ll be fighting the faiders for the basement the rest of the season.

  7. charliecharger says:
    October 31, 2017 at 4:13 pm
    Osweiler is a good QB. A proven NFL winner. Paxton Lynch is a young stud. On par with Carson Wentz. Chad Kelly has the look of a decent NFL QB. Someone you could win with, but more of a good backup. Siemian is the same as Kelly. So if Lynch isn’t ready, go with Osweiler.
    =====================
    caution – mile high delusion above!
    probably one of the same bragging about how they didn’t need a qb.. LOL!

  8. booker1974 says:
    October 31, 2017 at 3:23 pm
    Coming back from an injury is a convenient excuse for why Lynch won’t play, but the truth is HE IS A bust.

    ——————————————————————————————–
    fixed that for you,
    I would give him the benefit of the doubt year 1

    if you can’t beat out a 7th round pick your second year WHEN HE WAS HEALTHY, the Bust label has been earned.

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